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by Cheryl J Plumb,Djuna Barnes

eBook Nightwood: The Original Version and Related Drafts epub
  • ISBN: 1564780805
  • Author: Cheryl J Plumb,Djuna Barnes
  • Genre: Non-traditional
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (August 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 319 pages
  • ePUB size: 1176 kb
  • FB2 size 1574 kb
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Djuna Barnes remains a reminder of the Road Not Yet Takeninternational, devious, perverse, verbally abundant, psychologically subtle. - Edmund White, Voice Literary Supplement 11-95. I read Nightwood back in the 1930s and was very taken with it. I consider it one of the great books of the twentieth century. - William Burroughs. is one of the top ten novels written this century and is undoubtedly. one of the greatest gay novels ever written

Nightwood - Criticism, Textual, Lesbians - Fiction, Lesbians in literature. blurry text inherent from the book. Plumb, Cheryl . 1943

Nightwood - Criticism, Textual, Lesbians - Fiction, Lesbians in literature. Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press. 1943-.

Barnes scholar Cheryl J. Plumb has studied all surviving versions of the work to. . Plumb has studied all surviving versions of the work to re-create the novel Barnes originally intended. The version of Nightwood published in 1936 and revered ever since both as a classic modernist work and a groundbreaking lesbian novel differs in many respects from the book Djuna Barnes actually wrote. The book on which Barnes's fame largely rests is Nightwood (1936), a surrealistic story set in Paris and the United States, dealing with the complex relationships among a group of strangely obsessed characters, most of them homosexuals and lesbians. Barnes wrote little after Nightwood.

Nightwood is a 1936 novel by Djuna Barnes first published in London by Faber and Faber. It is one of the earliest prominent novels to portray explicit homosexuality between women, and as such can be considered lesbian literature. It is also notable for its intense, gothic prose style

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NIGHTWOOD The Original Version and Related Drafts. 319 pp. Normal, Il. Dalkey Archive Press. Barnes never makes clear whether Robin is obsessed by self-degradation or simply reverting to her instinctive level; throughout the novel, Barnes stresses the narrowness of the line between humankind and animals. A circus girl catches the eye of a dilettante aristocrat, not for her beauty but because he relishes her similarity to the lion she tames. The grotesque cabaret performers who act as a chorus and audience in the book are "gaudy, cheap cuts from the beast life, immensely capable of that great disquiet called entertainment.

The Original Version and Related Drafts.

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See Fuchs, ‘Djuna Barnes and . Eliot: Authority, Resistance and Acquiescence’, 289–313; and Cheryl Plumb, foreword to Nightwood: The Original Version and Related Drafts, by Djuna Barnes (Elmwood Park: Dalkey Archive Press, 1995). Plumb acknowledges Coleman’s contribution, but attributes the significant excisions to Eliot. 54. Carolyn Allen describes Nightwood and the Ladies Almanack as such in, ‘Looking Like a Lesbian/Poet’, in The Modern Woman Revisited, eds Whitney Chadwick and Tirza True Latimer (New Brunswick, London: Rutgers University Press, 2003), 14. oogle Scholar.

Ingram Publisher Services (US) Central Books (UK). Djuna Barnes, Ryder, Nightwood: The Original Version and Related Drafts. Roger Boylan, Killoyle, An Irish Farce. Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet. Robert Coover, A Night at the Movies. Jean Echenoz, Chopin's Move.

Originally published in 1936, "Nightwood" is a haunting tale of sexual obsession. Robin Vote -- the woman at the heart of this strange and richly atmospheric novel -- is a woman whose passions are strong enough to destroy. The novel circles and spirals as, first, Nora's husband, and then, Nora and Jenny, her lovers, are consumed by her insatiable hunger for human contact.
Comments: (4)
This can be tough to get into, and confusing to finish, but if you push yourself through it and enjoy for the nearly poetic piece that it is, you'll come out the other end a better human being. Maybe. Probably not, but still, it's a good book.
Very good writing.
Experience a subtly unique and gifted writer of an age when everything was throw out on the table to see if it would strike a response.
In this edition, the novel itself takes up only 143 pages. The rest is apparatus, excerpts of discarded text, and a lot of other editorial mumbo-jumbo. However, there is one big thing missing from this edition, and that is T. S. Eliot's preface. I have read only the first chapter, but I don't think I'm going to appreciate the remaining chapters either.

I managed to plow my way through this truly awful book, but I couldn't make myself read more than a chapter a day. It was just pointless. There was no story, none of the characters were even remotely interesting, nor did they have anything memorable to say.

There are certain books I have just not been able to appreciate: IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT, A TRAVELER (Calvino), THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES (Musil), all of Rabelais. It's probably a missing gene, one I'm glad I haven't got.
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